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Sheldon Jackson collection

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Identifier:  SCA- 0067

Content Description

Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian minister and missionary as well as a political leader, and he was involved in establishing government agencies and Presbyterian community throughout the territory that became Alaska and the Western portions of the United States. The Sheldon Jackson Collection provides evidence of his work in Alaska and Colorado, including the establishment of the First Presbyterian Church of Sitka and the Museum of Alaskan Natural History and Ethnology. In addition, substantial family correspondence illustrates his personal life.


  • 1862 - 1928

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


1.45 Cubic Feet

4 Boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Six volumes of memoranda books were donated by Codman Hislop, March 1952.

Processing Information

In 2017, collection 67 (Mss UT J14Sy) was combined with material from the vertical file and letter file and volumes cataloged in the Vault Collection (UT J14a, UT J14b, UT J14m, UT J14me, and UT J14s) to create SCA-0067.
Sheldon Jackson Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Union College
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Schenectady NY 12308 United States